Columbia Bikes, Pope Manufacturing - Hartford, CT - 1901
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KDubs
N 41° 45.336 W 072° 41.872
18T E 691390 N 4625202
Quick Description: 1901 Advertisement for Columbia Bicycles made by Pope Manufacturing Company of Hartford, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2009 5:48:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM7FA0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
This ad was found through an Internet search and relates to Columbia Bicycles which were produced by Pope Manufacturing Company.

From Wikipedia, here is the background on the company...
Pope Manufacturing Company is a manufacturing company started by Albert Augustus Pope in Hartford, CT. The company began with the introduction of the "Columbia" High wheeler in 1878. Pope bought Pierre Lallement's original patent for the bicycle, and aggressively bought all other bicycle patents he could find, amassing a fortune by restricting the types of bicycles other American manufacturers could make and charging them royalties. He used the latest technologies in his bicycles—inventions such as ball bearings in all moving parts, and hollow steel tubes for the frame, and he spent a great deal of money promoting bicycle clubs, journals, and races. Until 1896, Pope was the leading US producer of bicycles. Pope declared bankruptcy in 1907 and abandoned the automobile industry in 1915.

Since then a park has been put in its place, Pope Park where the coordinates are from. This park has walking paths, baseball fields, scultures and benches.
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Hartford Courant

Date of Publication (required):
1901 (from the Internet search)

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